عنوان مقاله [English]
This paper provides an overview of the most important researches carried out during 1981 to 2012 in the case of heat transfer in different models of metal hydride storage tanks. In metal hydrides, which are used for hydrogen storage, the adsorption is carried out by metal in an exothermic reaction mechanism. So, heat transfer is a very important factor to improve storing process. In this paper, different types of metal hydride storage tanks with straight, spiral and finned tubes and different methods of hydrogen storage are analyzed. According to the studies, the use of cooling fluid inside storage tanks would have a greater impact on the adsorption process. Moreover, if the fluid is used outside storage tanks, the rate of heat transfer will be better in comparison to the use of finned tubes.